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COVID-19 PANDEMIC & HOMES4WILTSHIRE

Housing applicants please note that relatively few social rented homes are being advertised than prior to the coronavirus pandemic

Wiltshire Council is receiving substantially higher volumes of housing applications than normal presently.  The team is assessing your housing need for admission to the Housing Register as quickly as practicable

Please email photos or scans of supporting documents as set out on the How to apply page to homes4wiltshire@wiltshire.gov.uk or mail photocopies marked with your log in reference to Homes4Wiltshire, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

We would be grateful if customers refrain from chasing by phone or email.  The council is receiving much higher volumes of calls and emails than prior to the pandemic.  Please allow 5-6 weeks for your housing need to be assessed.  NB Please do not visit the council's offices to discuss a housing application, supply documents, bid or pursue any other housing matter until further notice

We appreciate that some people are seeking homes urgently.  If you genuinely have an urgent housing need, for example because of threatened homelessness, please call us on 0300 456 0104

If you need help because of the coronavirus (Covid-19)  pandemic, and live in the Wiltshire Council area, please see the Wiltshire Council website here

Welcome to Wiltshire

Homes4Wiltshire is the place to find affordable housing in the Wiltshire Council area, plus information on other housing options available. It is a Choice Based Lettings scheme for people in housing need seeking alternative accommodation.  Choice Based Lettings (CBL) schemes like Homes4Wiltshire operate by means of ‘bids’ or expressions of interest in advertised homes from customers in housing need. Homes4Wiltshire is a partnership between Wiltshire Council and about 30 Registered Providers (housing associations) providing affordable homes in Wiltshire Council’s area.

We have approximately 3,000 households on the Homes4Wiltshire register and more than 2,000 new applications each year, with about 1750 properties being advertised each year.  If you are thinking about applying for re-housing, you can speak to us on 0300 456 0104.

In light of the pandemic, 2020 is turning out to be a difficult year financially for many people.  If you are struggling financially, there is help for working age peoplehelp for state pension age peoplehelp for self-employed peoplehelp for the sickhelp with housing costs for working age peoplehelp with housing costs for pension age people and people in supported housing and help with the Council Tax.  For more information about your entitlement to help, please see the Gov.uk benefits calculators.  If you need help with managing money in these difficult times, please see our money management page.

If you are an EU, EEA or a Swiss national, you and your family may need to consider applying to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. For further information, and to apply, please click here.

To learn more about how Homes4Wiltshire works, please click About Homes4Wiltshire above.  For independent housing advice please see the links to Shelter and the Citizens Advice websites.

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Advertising dates 7

Current cycle

6 Aug, until 10 Aug

Next cycle

Starts 13 Aug, until 17 Aug
Financial assistance to those who have a prepayment meter and financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis
A new scheme from Warm and Safe Wiltshire for those who have a prepayment meter and been affected by the COVID-19 crisis resulting in financial difficulties. Applications need to be made prior to 15th September 2020.
Published: Monday 13 July 2020

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